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Saturday, 16 December 2017 15:26

Body found in search for teenager in Otter Valley

Body found in search for teenager in Otter Valley

CALLOUT 32 / 2017 - 09:00  16th DECEMBER 2017

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton was called to search a number of areas in the Otter Valley between Ottery St Mary and Tipton St John for a vulnerable 15-year-old male this morning, who had been missing since Wednesday.

Team members deployed to East Devon in search for teenager.

Sadly, after about an hour into the search a body was found by one of our foot teams and the location was secured and handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police.
This was a multi-agency effort involving Dartmoor Search and Rescue teams from Ashburton and Okehampton, SARDA search dogs, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon and Cornwall Police.

It goes without saying that our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the young person. Especially so at this time of year.

Dartmoor Mountain Rescue teams are predominently funded by public donation and frequently get called to help find missing people across Devon, including urban areas such as Exeter and Torbay. #MoreThanJustMountains

Published in Callouts 2017
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